A North Indian blend of dry-roasted, ground spices
used to add spicy heat to dishes. Typically it
includes black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, coriander,
cumin, cardamom, dried chilies, fennel, mace, nutmeg
and other spices. Available at specialty markets.
Gelatin: A clear, tasteless thickening agent
made from beef and veal bones, cartilage, tendons
and other tissue, or from pig skin. Vegetarian
gelatin, which is made without animal byproducts
from plant gums, is available at some specialty and
natural food stores and by mail order. Some kosher
gelatins also are animal-free. Read ingredient
labels carefully to be sure.
Granulated maple syrup: Also sold under the
name dehydrated maple syrup or maple sugar.
Granulated sugar-cane juice: A natural-food
substitute for sugar. Made from sugar-cane juice
that is dehydrated by spinning at a high temperature
through a vacuum tunnel and then milled into a
powder. Only the water is removed, leaving the
vitamins, minerals and trace elements naturally
present in sugar cane.